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Relations between Korowai of Indonesian Papua and International Tourists or TV Crews

This research examines how people from dramatically different historical conditions of life enthusiastically relate to each other, while holding very different understandings of their meetings. The project examines the role of exoticizing stereotypes in shaping people's experience of cross-cultural encounters, the forms of innovative new knowledge or new social relations that are created in such encounters, and the ways that primitivist ideas about people of New Guinea have circulated globally over the long term.

U.S. Fulbright Fellowship Program (2015-ongoing). Dr Rupert Stasch.

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